Where Is the War on Snakes?

It would be interesting to poll my fellow Americans and ask if they are more scared of snakes or terrorists, and on a scale of 1 to 10 how do they rate, and after explaining the number of annual deaths for each, poll them to find out how many U.S. dollars they wish to allocate annually to each.

A good third question would be how much are they personally willing to be taxed for these (i.e. their share of the cost and the increase in the national debt), and if the government sent them a bill how would that affect their answers.

FBI Official: We Need to “Keep Fear Alive” to Justify Terror Budget

If you’re submitting budget proposals for a law enforcement agency, for an intelligence agency, you’re not going to submit the proposal that ‘We won the war on terror and everything’s great,’ cause the first thing that’s gonna happen is your budget’s gonna be cut in half,” states Fuentes. “You know, it’s my opposite of Jesse Jackson’s ‘Keep Hope Alive’—it’s ‘Keep Fear Alive.’ Keep it alive.—

—”Appearing in a documentary about how the FBI entraps and provocateurs terror suspects, former FBI assistant director Thomas Fuentes admits that the federal agency needs to “keep fear alive” in order to justify budget increases.”